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OISE York

York, United Kingdom
Excellent 4.8
School 4.0
Accommodation 5.0
Course 5.0
Free time activities 5.0
Niccolò
The lessons were great!

OISE York takes place in the impressive grounds of a traditional English boarding school.

30 minutes from York city centre. Located in 100 acres of rural countryside, it has luxurious accommodation and facilities which are second-to-none.

Founded in 71AD, York has a rich historical past. The ancient city walls still exist and contain the network of tiny cobbled streets which now play host to a number of cafes and quirky independent shops. In 2014 students were able to see the Tour de France pass through the beautiful Yorkshire countryside a short distance from the school.

Every Saturday, there is a full day excursion to Leeds, Manchester or Liverpool. Sundays are filled with activities such as arts & crafts, sports and team games and local excursions. Typical activities include quiz and casino nights, disco, film and games nights, talent show, theatre workshop, fashion show, teacher versus students sports, music workshops, card tournament, scavenger hunt and karaoke.

Young Learners are greeted by members of the OISE courier team at London airports or the Eurostar terminal within standard hours as part of the package. Students are then accompanied to the Welcome Lounge, a facility with food and refreshments as well as activities to keep students occupied until they are taken onward to the school.

Courses

Cambridge Exam Preparation programme (CAE)
Minimum course duration — 3 weeks
From 14 to 17 years old 8 students per class 1 lesson — 45 minutes

The Cambridge Exam Preparation programme is an intensive six week course designed to familiarise students with the exam paper and improve both their English language skills and their chance of exam success.

Programme Features:

- Intensive tuition exclusively tailored to PET, FCE or CAE Cambridge exam preparation.

- Small groups of a maximum of eight participants, all studying the same examination.

- Classes are divided into groups of students of same level.

- Specialist Cambridge exam tutors with years of experience.

- Complete programme covering all elements of the exam with practice on authentic past papers.

OISE tuition hours are a full 60 minutes.

The intensive course includes 4.5 hours of classes a day divided into 3 hours of lessons in the morning and 1.5 hours in the afternoon.

The Cambridge exam is taken directly after the course. Classes are taught in groups consisting of a maximum of 8 students. The groups of up to eight participants allows greater contact with the language and interaction among students, ensuring maximum individual attention and feedback from the tutor. Students can take either the PET, FCE or CAE exams, and classes are divided into groups of students taking each one.

The course lasts for 6 weeks during the summer months.

The Cambridge Preparation programme is aimed at young people aged between 14 and 17 years who wish to familiarise themselves with the different aspects of the exam paper and overcome barriers to improve their level of English and ultimately achieve exam success.

The Cambridge Exam Preparation course is fast paced and uses a range of stimulating coaching routines to engage students and familiarise themselves with the test. Concentrating on the four skills tested in the exam: listening, reading, writing and speaking, the course covers each area in depth. Authentic past papers are used to simulate the exam situation and familiarise students with time management constraints.

The Cambridge test assesses the candidate's ability to communicate and comprehend material effectively, and the course is structured to appeal to these skills with activities such as understanding newspaper articles, developing self confidence through presentations and activities to encourage discussion and expression.

Learner progress is constantly monitored by the tutor who gives each student maximum attention in class due to the small group sizes.

The Cambridge exam is arranged for the end of the course.

Price includs exam cost.

Accommodation

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Residence

5 minutes from school walking
Minimum age — 12
Full board

Students are accommodated in the school residences in small dormitories of between 4 and 6 students and offer en-suite bathroom facilities.

Meals are provided in the school dining hall. Special dietary requirements can be considered and a vegetarian option is always available.

Included in the course price
full board

Transfer

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Reviews

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Italy
July 2015
Progress:
B1B2
4.8
excellent

The lessons were great and I met a lot of students of different nationalities with whom I also did a lot of activities, like sports and cultural events.

About school

Address
Thorpe Underwood Hall,Thorpe Green Ln,York YO26 9SS, United Kingdom
Closest international airport
Manchester Airport (MAN)
In 90 minutes
Students
Average age: 15
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